Arabian nights are gloriously soaked in saffron colors, wild beneath a bed of bursting stars and filled with the gold of the souks. The Arabian Peninsula is a wonder to behold; every bit draped in the exotic as the stories tell, from sand dunes that rise and fall in the horizon to sleek cities of skyscrapers shimmering like a mirage, the UAE is truly breathtaking.
Those travelers who dream of sumptuousness will find the domain of sultans and princes shrouded in the finest luxuries; Dubai is home to several of the worldâ€™s best hotels and the endless souks that are stocked with the hidden treasures. Whilst desert dreams sift like sand through your imagination, the UAE, Oman and Qatar are more than sweeping dunes; here you can discover soft shell shores where rocks, mountains and jagged cliffs taper the land, exquisite villages perched on the pages of history and the waves break blue.
Presidential Private Jet Vacations invites you to live the life of royalty as you discover the delectable and alluring realm of these three GCC countries. From lounging in world-class style at the Jumeirah Burj Al Arab to playing polo on the back of camels, visiting the mystical colors of the desert and driving a race car on a Formula 1 track in mighty Abu Dhabi, this is your chance to experience Arabian nights in the most exquisite fashion.
Day 1: Arrival Dubai
From your preferred choice of departure city you can glide through the airport and straight onto your own exclusive private jet. Toast your take off with a glass of the finest champagne and let the clouds drift below your feet as you climb higher on your journey to the exotic lands of UAE, Oman and Qatar. As you touch down in Dubai you can relish the superior VIP welcome as you rest easy in the executive lounge. A Rolls Royce is at your disposal to take you to the worldâ€™s only seven star hotel; the dreamlike iconic symbol of prosperity â€“ the Jumeirah Burj Al Arab. With your own private butler and suites decked in the richest textiles and furnishings you are sure to feel like royalty.
The delights of Dubai are waiting as you set about a personal guided tour of the city. Drive along the palm shaped man-made island stopping at the famous Atlantis Resort. Explore the silver streaked Dubai Marina filled to the brim with skyscrapers gleaming and rising creating a distinctive skyline to be remembered. Rise up to the 148th floor to savor a delectable lunch in the Atmosphere Restaurant with incredulous views across the city.
Leave the cosmopolitan grace of new Dubai behind as you step into the rich colors and fiery spice scents of the souks. As though turning back the pages of time every sense is sure to come to life as you pass through souks overflowing with the glow of gold, the silkiest textiles and an endless array of fragrant spice collected from every corner of the far flung globe.
Day 2: Dubai
Rise above the shimmering waters and golden silks of the desert with a chartered flight above the creek. From high in the beautiful blues of the sky you will see the earth beneath your feet as the Seawings flight shows you the impressive sights that make up Dubaiâ€™s fascinating past, present and future. Indulge in one of the most remarkable shopping experiences at the larger than life Dubai Mall. With your own select personal shopper you can hit the worldâ€™s largest collection of designer stores under one roof with endless choices of elite brand names and exclusive collections waiting to be wrapped in tissue and taken home.
A helicopter is set to whisk you back to the hotel in style, after a panoramic skyline tour of the city once more. Passing over the sparkling heart of Dubai you can see the World Islands, and the Palm Jumeirah like jewels in the distance. After landing on the hotels very own helipad itâ€™s time for cocktails and canapÃ©s.
Indulge in a delicious dinner at the highly acclaimed Al Mahara Seafood Restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel. Delight in mesmerizing dishes in an inspiring space with floor to ceiling aquariums filled with over two dozen types of exotic fish giving the feeling of dining beneath the ocean.
Day 3: Dubai
Get up close and personal with the glistening glory of Arabian stallions at the high class Meydan Stables and the Meydan Grandstand & Racecourse. Enjoy regal buffet breakfast as you watch these remarkable dark and regal beasts on the racecourse, see the equine swimming pool and the splendor of the jockeys lounge, and take a personalized tour of the stables to meet the exquisite creatures.
A rare experience lies ahead as you prepare for a competitive game of polo played on camels. Nothing could be more fun than indulging in the favorite game of the rich and famous in-between the hump, battle it out in style with a side splitting afternoon of sheer delight finishing with celebratory drinks and an awards ceremony for the winner.
The glimmer of the city remains behind as you head out in a personal 4X4 for a night of dining in the dunes of the desert. Take a thrilling journey up and down the sliding sea of the dunes before climbing on camel back for the final journey to your own private tent in the heart of the desert. Flaming torches, soft feather pillows and a veritable feast set the scene for romance under the stars, with a finishing show from a dark eyed belly dancer.
Day 4: Dubai – Qasr Al Sarab Desert
Before the flare of sunrise parches the sky you will be picked up and driven in luxury to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve for a morning of wilderness wonder. The live interactive falconry experience allows you to witness the ancient art of falconry, watch these majestic winged creatures learn how to hunt in tandem with man as they once did for the Bedouins, delivering relief in one of the earthâ€™s harshest and unforgiving environments.
Dubai boasts some of the most exclusive golf courses worldwide and for those who adore teeing off, you can spend the afternoon caddying in these gorgeous green oasisâ€™s that deliver a cooling green relief to the parched lands. Whether itâ€™s the par 72 course underneath the date trees of the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club or the sculptured bunkers of the Jumeirah Golf Estates Fire and Earth Course, the peace, the tranquility and the gentle nudge of the challenge is a meditative retreat.
A private helicopter will take you on a journey far into the depths of the desert trading the glory of Dubai for the sultan territory of Abu Dhabi as you descend down into the sunset colors of the Liwa Oasis where unparalleled luxury is in store for you at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort & Spa.
Day 5: Qasr Al Sarab Desert
Wake in the glaze of the sun-drenched desert and rouse in languid luxury at the impressive desert resort. Refresh all your senses with a plunge in your own private pool, sip sweet tea in the shade of your tranquil veranda and watch the light pulsate with undulating beauty across supreme remote surroundings.
Take a camel trek across the carved landscape, evocative shades of burnt orange, crimson and gold come together to create an orbit of fire with rising mountains of sand sprinkling the world around you. Mysticism and fable wraps around the horizon leaving you awe-struck by the power of the finest grains of sand rushing and sweeping in front of your eyes.
As the evening dwindles, you can take your pick of exquisite restaurants around the resort. The Ghadeer offers a romantic escape where you can smoke shisha beside the moonlit pool and indulge in heavenly Arabic and Mediterranean inspired dishes.
Of course, dining by design is always an option feasting on flavorful local dishes that draw inspiration from the native culture.
Day 6: Qasr Al Sarab Desert
Start another exclusive day of exclusive desert adventures, after a delicious breakfast you can choose to try your hand at archery like the hunters of old, or test your prowess for speed as you try land sailing, gliding across the desert floor with the breeze rippling your sail.
In the afternoon, enjoy a desert escapade aboard a 4x4 and make the sand your playing field or simply take a more leisurely approach with a relaxed walk on the dunes.
For those who prefer to enjoy the resort, lunchtimes are long and lingering; the perfect opportunity to linger with a cocktail around the pool and to even indulge in a cooking class that will open the vault of specially prepared secrets behind the art of Emirati cuisine. Those who are feeling spritely in the heat of the afternoon can even go for a quick game of tennis on the prestigious court or simply leaf through one of the many books in the library.
Before sunset shimmers, take some time out to pamper yourself in the lavish luxuries on offer at the Anantara Spa. Ruby gemstone facials, signature massages to soothe the soul and sweet sugar sand scrubs and mouthwatering skin wraps work wonders when it comes to finding your harmony beneath the velveteen firmament of the desert.
Day 7: Abu Dhabi
Your luxury vehicle is set to take you from the dreamy desertscape to the manicured gardens and superior bliss of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The Emirates Palace is one of the most inspiring hotels anywhere bedecked in traditional architecture and full of hidden riches. A private beach, a magical marina, and two sublime swimming pools deliver all the bounty and beauty you need. Make yourself at home in your superior suite bedecked in gold and marble of this sultan-like gem and let your own butler fetch you everything you need.
You will arrive in time for lunch. Take a plunge in the Las Brisas pool and have an informal lunch poolside.
Kids can make the playground theirs to fill their fantasies. Others can walk along the brilliant beach or locate a quiet spot in the expanse of the bountiful gardens and read a book in the shade.
Take your pick of perfect restaurants and sample the best in Arabic hospitality. Fall in love with beachside dining as you experience the casually fashionable dining affair that is BBQ Al Qasr. Perfectly seasoned seafood and marbled steaks are grilled to perfection and accompanied by world-class wines.
Day 8: Abu Dhabi
Commence your morning with a chance to discover the delights of Abu Dhabi with a visit to the landmark Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque. This beautiful white whipped building is a wonder to behold and one of the largest mosques in the on the planet with over a thousand pristine white columns, hand knotted carpets and one of the largest chandeliers on the planet.
Take a meandering drive through the ornate Al Bateen Neighborhood, you can glimpse the pretty palaces and swing by the heritage village.
Cruising along the beautiful Corniche you can stop and catch a fascinating exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat and get a rare insight into what the sparkling future of Abu Dhabi holds in the palm of its hand.
Driving back to the bliss of your hotel you can travel over Yas Island home of Ferrari World and the F1 Yas Marina Circuit.
Back at the hotel, indulge in a heavenly massage from an expert therapist in the most luxurious surroundings or step into the cleansing calm of a Moroccan Hammam.
Day 9: Abu Dhabi
After a lingering breakfast at the hotel you can prepare for a whirlwind day of delight and feed your need for speed out on the track. Today you will have the chance to put your life in full throttle and hit the fast lane as you drive a racing car with an engine developed by F1 engine builder Cosworth Racing.
Spend the afternoon perfecting your race technique with a dedicated instructor by your side. Learn how to handle the complex twists and turns of the course, how to fly within the racing line and how to improve your movements behind the wheel in this exhilarating showcase of speed and power.
Back in the grace of the Emirates Palace you can sip champagne in the tropical gardens waiting for the flare of sunset before tasting the choicest seafood at Sayadâ€™s Terrace.
Day 10: Oman
Your luxury transportation will take you to the spectacular Six Senses Zighy Bay in the Sultanate of Oman.
Your arrival in the Six Senses Zighy Bay is sure to be out of this world as you have the chance to make a Bond-like entrance by paragliding straight into the resort. From the top of the mountain you can accompany your own professional paraglider as you circle the breathtaking blues of the bay and the stretch of Oman before you fall to earth with supreme grace and exhilarating joy.
Perched between the rising pale white mountains and the soft sandy shore this spectacular setting is a true oasis. Enjoy the energy of your own private village villa boasting natural wood and stone surroundings and every comfort you could ever need.
As the sunset ebbs closer. take a walk along the sugary sands and admire the skies bursting into a flame of color. Order your favorite pre-dinner libation and take your place at the Chefs Table on the restaurant perched on the hill and sample the local notes of flavors as you gaze out across the serene sparkling waters.
Day 11: Oman
Explore the local sights or simply lounge by the pool, the choice is yours. Take a mountain bike out into the diverse flora and fauna of the Hajar Mountains or lose yourself in the most authentic way possible with a hike up one of the goat paths where crumbling rock and all the real sights and sounds of Oman are to be discovered.
Escape the grip of the warm weather and cool down with an incredible snorkeling adventure beneath the blue. Under the gentle lap of the waves you can see many bright and startling sea creatures along with multicolored reefs where the coral shrinks and blooms as you pass right by.
End a spectacular day in a truly spectacular way as you take a traditional sunset cruise in a real dhow. Sipping champagne on deck and watching the fjords and small villages curve and glisten before your eyes proves to be the ultimate romantic experience, especially with dinner under the stars that seem to fall right into the gulf.
Day 12: Oman
Wake up early for another day in a dreamy desert paradise. With precious time to own, you can choose to spend the hours doing what makes you happy. Those who want to connect with the depths of nature can choose to go on a rock climbing expedition where clinging to the dramatic cliff faces is sure to send a surge of adrenaline rushing.
In the afternoon, take an excursion in a 4X4 to the village of the Sabatyn plateau, here you will come across ancient hieroglyphs, stone towers and terraced fields. The cool air is a welcome retreat and as the day starts to dwindle you can relish in champagne and canapÃ©s beside the light of a campfire watching the sun make her daily descent behind the mountains.
For those who feel better in the liquid element, kayaking and water skying are waiting right outside the resort in the tranquil waters of the undisturbed bay.
Enjoy a touch of the silver screen at the Cinema Paradiso, with the sand beneath your feet and the lull of the waves you can indulge in classic cinema under the stars complete with popcorn and plenty of sweet treats.
Day 13: Oman
Your final day in Oman, awake with a dark and sweet cup of Turkish coffee, take a swim in the sea and stretch out on your sunbed as you take in the startling views that are sure to linger in your mind long after you depart Oman.
This afternoon you can rest easy after all the adventuring you have done. The Six Senses Spa can heal and rejuvenate you in preparation for your journey home. Bask in a rich Arabian facial, a signature six senses detox massage and a dreamy Aphrodite inspired bath. Those wishing to scrub the grains of the desert away can treat themselves to a traditional Moroccan Hammam.
Day 14: Qatar
Let your streamlined private jet take you gliding through the clouds to touch down in the grace of Qatar. Whilst sipping a tall cool drink in the sky with attentive stewards plumping your pillow you can dream of the pearl of the Persian Gulf ready to welcome you. This is a land of mystic drenched souks, the gentle sigh of dunes, and luxury all around.
After arriving at the sleek Hamad International Airport, your Rolls Royce transportation will whisk you to the St. Regis Hotel. Boasting exceptional sea views over the glittering gulf, personal oceanfront cabanas, an exclusive private beach and with your own St. Regis butler to bring you drinks and ensure you settle beautifully into your suite, you are sure to feel at home.
Refresh with a lap or two at the pool and then head to the RemÃ¨de Spa for a Enjoy a glorious massage before a moment of peace in your luxury suite before an evening fit for royalty. In the opulent space that makes up the prestigious dining sector of St. Regis you can find the freshest seafood and sacred Lebanese recipes at the Al Sultan Brahim. Watching the lights twinkle over the water provides the perfect hint of romance for your first night under the star glazed sky of the desert city.
Day 15 â€“ Doha
After breakfast and fresh coffee at the hotel you can step straight into the social heart of Doha with a shopping spree at the Souq Waqif. This sacred spot has long been a souk since the time when Bedu people would bring their wool to barter with. Since then the narrow alleyways have been transformed into a smorgasbord of sales, where you can procure beautiful embroidered scarves, fragrant spices, exotic scented perfumes, old world antiques, and much more. Dip into the falcon shops, flop down on inviting pillows at a shisha bar, and soak up the vibe and energy of a modern day souk with historical splendor.
Designed by I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art is both an architectural gem and a unique repository of of Islamic art spanning 1,400 years. Admire the amalgamation of varied masterpieces that include ceramics, glass, metalwork, manuscripts and textiles and weave your own story of the Islamic world from the seventh century on.
Following lunch at Argan Restaurant in Souq Waqif, the perfect spot for a Moroccan-inspired meal, you can embark on a sweeping traditional dhow cruise across the mirror-like waters of the Arabic Gulf. Onboard the prestige of your luxury dhow you can see the city shimmer like a mirage as you cruise around the bay. Dropping anchor in the calm azure waters of Safaliyah you can ramp up the pace by taking a jet ski out to fly across open waters, or get the whole family clinging onto a banana boat or donut as you are pulled behind a lightening like speed boat.
After freshening up back in the bliss of your hotel you can relax with a luxury transfer to The Spice Market restaurant for a delectable dinner. In warm and sumptuous surroundings you can taste the food curated by one of the worldâ€™s most celebrated Michelin-starred chefs - Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Asian influenced cuisine leaves hints of bright spice on the tongue and a composite of exceptional flavors to tantalize your taste buds.
Day 16 â€“ Doha & Bedouin Desert Camp
The cultural village of Katara awaits you. Designed to feel like an old world Qatari alleyway, this is where the past and the future collide, here you can explore a sweeping amphitheater, a falcon center and the Al Jazeera CafÃ© all sat snugly in one space on the stunning seafront.
Wander in awe at The Pearl-Qatar, a group of man-made islands of the first land in Qatar available for purchase by foreigners. Dubbed as the Riviera of the Middle East, it is replete with luxury residences, three marinas, five-star hotels, shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Be whisked away to the heart of the desert for an evening in the midst of the inland sea, close to the borders of Saudi Arabia. A traditional Bedouin desert camp will ensure you all the comfort you need out in the wilderness with its lively rugs, scattered cushions and cooling misty showers. After settling in you can experience the red heart of the desert either with a camel ride, falcon photography, a quad bike tour, or a beautiful henna tattoo session.
Spend your last evening in Qatar with an unexpected treat without leaving your hotel: a jazz performance at the Lincoln Center Doha. The center has become the focal point for jazz performances in the Middle East with visitors from far lands in regular attendance with new bands personally selected by Wynton Marsalis appearing every 2 to 4 weeks. A rare treat.
Have one last sweet shisha as you admire one last time the beautiful surroundings at the St. Regis and retire to the opulence of your suite for a blissful night.
Day 17: Homeward Bound
Today you leave the expanse of the desert in exchange for the sky as your own private jet whisks you away back to your own world. Onboard you can rest in the privacy and seclusion of your plush cabin, you can let the crew pour you a drink and fetch you the gourmet foods as you dream of camels, golden sands, turquoise gulfs and the grand things in life.
The number of guests, the type of aircraft elected and the origin city define the cost of the vacation. The following two types of private jets are suggested for this itinerary:
Heavy Jet â€“Gulfstream G-V or similar
This is the aircraft of choice for groups up to 16-18 guests. Prices begin at $93,500 per person for a group of 12 guests flying from the East Coast.
VIP Airliner â€“ Airbus 319 or similar
This aircraft is suited for groups larger than 18 guests. Prices begin at $79,000* per person for a group of 30 guests flying from the East Coast. The airplane is never shared with travelers from different groups of guests.
- Return flights on selected private jet
- Onboard gourmet catering
- All hotel accommodations in suites or equivalent, including breakfast **
- Most meals and all activities, including entrance fees for listed sites where applicable
- Best available ground transportation to and from all activities
- Private guidance by professional guides and historians for the entire trip
- Unique events and surprises
* Due to capacity limitations at some of the itinerary venues, groups larger than 18 guests may necessitate alternate accommodations or slightly different activities.
** If the number of suites at any given property is insufficient to host the entire group, next best available rooms will be used for some guests.
All itineraries are fully customizable to accommodate our guestsâ€™ interests, lifestyle and desired purposes.
You may also create your own journey by selecting any worldwide destinations of choice. We will build a custom-crafted experience for you.